Looking for a healthy food fix in Potts Point? Sydney cafe Wholefoods Dept is plating up some of the most mouth-watering clean eats this side of the state, in its brand new eatery situated on Orwell Street.
The health-conscious new-comer is all about making sure you’ve got the fuel to keep your body in top condition, whether you’re in need of a post-workout protein fix (their sister gym, P.E. Dept, sits right nextdoor), or simply keen to find a brunch spot that caters to conscious eaters. With a range of options, from DIY breakfasts to vegan salads, wellness-driven elixirs to fresh fruit smoothies, it’s fast become our go-to for something filling and nutritious.
If you’re ravenously dropping after a hard session, Wholefoods Dept’s warm protein ricotta and pear pancakes are packed with nutrients you need to recover from a tough workout. Served with house made coconut crème fraiche, poached pear, cinnamon, pear and lemon syrup, mixed berries and toasted almonds – there’s nothing naughty in this sweet-tooth’s breakfast. They’re so delicious, you’re bound to pop in on your workout-free days too!
Savoury-leaning foodies should make a beeline for the Green Buddha Bowl. A strong contender for one of the best nourish bowls in Sydney, delicately arranged braised greens, asparagus, Edamame, Quinoa, Caramelised Onions, Salsa verde, soft boiled egg and sourdough brings together this balanced bowl.
The Wholefoods Dept team are all too familiar with fast-paced lives, so they’ll be more than happy to make up your order to go, too. Genuinely nourishing and tasty enough to trick your tastebuds, our pick of the smoothies is the Clean Bulking Blast with your choice of choc, vanilla or peanut butter protein, frozen berries, peanut butter, LSA, coconut water, honey and ice.
As any fittie knows, caffeine is a great metabolism kicker! The Wholefoods Dept have that front covered, with beans from Pablo & Rusty. If you’re not a coffee person, teas by MAYDE Tea Byron Bay, elixers and smoothies are also on offer.
The fit out reflects the food – clean, cosy and carefully crafted. Dark timber floors, white tiled walls and pale olive paint makes up the unpretentious interior.
Image credit: Federica Portentoso for The Urban List